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Norm & Deb

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Buying a new dingy. Anybody know of a 2006 Trailblazer 4 x 4, with a V8 engine, can be flat towed. Any speed or other restrictions? The owners manual says it can and doesn't mention any restrictions. Where on the web can I find a list of suv's that can be flat towed. The latest towing guide from Motor Home mag only lists the 2010 models.


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Past towing guides are listed on the home page

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As far as I know the 2006 TrailBlazer 4x4 has no restrictions on towing 4 down, same as the 2007. I like it also because there's no steering wheel lock-pin. You can turn the ignition all the way off, pull the key and lock the doors.
Mine is a GMC Envoy, the 'perfect' towed/toad. Just put the transfer in neutral and transmission in park. Don't forget to release the parking brake prior to towing....


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Thanks so much! Motorhome mag dingy guide for 06 said ok to tow. I liked the 2001 we had, same deal. Follow the instructions and put the keys in your pocket. 2001 a smaller vehicle but did the job.

FYI... on our last trip, driving about 20mph in town the frame on this 2001 Blazer seperated. Thats right, the toe bar didnt break, and the mounts to the Blazer didnt break. The front part of the Blazer frame (where the toe bar attachment brackets were mounted) stress cracked and broke. Yep, anyway the Blazer went one way as the RV was going another. Thank the Lord nobody was hurt. Blazer wrecked beyond repair.

No sign of stress cracks in the frame a couple of months ago. However, from now on I will personally inspect this area, with the dingy on a lift, much more often in the future. Especially on a dingy that has been pulled for 8 years. Live and learn.

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I have a 2005 Trailblazer (or, my wife does), not the AWD version but the switch-selectable 4WD. My question is, can it be pulled on a dolly? I don't want to put a baseplate on it and cut through the bumper, but I would consider pulling it on a dolly with brakes on the dolly.

Can that be done?


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Norm & Deb wrote:

FYI... on our last trip, driving about 20mph in town the frame on this 2001 Blazer seperated. Thats right, the toe bar didnt break, and the mounts to the Blazer didnt break. The front part of the Blazer frame (where the toe bar attachment brackets were mounted) stress cracked and broke. Yep, anyway the Blazer went one way as the RV was going another. Thank the Lord nobody was hurt. Blazer wrecked beyond repair.
Gotta highlight this one for the crowd that says "You don't need brakes on a toad".
Don't know whether you did or not, or if you did they didn't avoid the wreck.
Good to keep an eye on the frame in the future though - extensive towing does put stresses on the frame that it was not designed for.


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